Help with inwall sub amp


Hello!  I need your collective help with a small room sub.  In the room today I have a Bluesound Power Node connected to some in-ceiling Bowers and Wilkins CCW 7.3 speakers.  Overall the sound is good, but I wish the base was a bit nicer.

So I was going to add the B&W ISW-6 in-wall sub.  This is a passive sub, but I'm being advised that it needs it's own amp....

1) Does it?

2) If it does, what's the smallest footprint amp I can find for it?  Something around the size of the Power Node would be best...the B&W solution is a rack mounted amp.  Here's a photo of the current audio stand - a cocktail table that nicely fits the Power Node.  Trying to maintain this type of profile.

Thanks for your help!

--Alec

alec4444

Yes, you'll need an amplifier.  For an adequate subwoofer amplifier of that size, you'll probably be looking at a Class-D type.  

These subwoofers require a subwooferamplifier which usually has specific eq yo need the amp designed for this subwoofer

You can also find some shallow, powered, floor standing subs that can hide between a couch and wall.